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Okay, Chocolate Lovers. Here is a great Ghirardelli chocolate recipe for Individual Lava Cakes. This is a must try recipe for chocolate lovers everywhere! What a great dessert to impress your guests or your significant other! Be prepared for ooohs and aaahs when you sit these little desserts in front of your guests. Accept their compliments and their “Oh, you shouldn’ haves”, graciously. No need to tell them you didn’t work extremely hard on this special dessert. There is no need to spill your little secret.

1/2 bar (2-oz) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
1/4 cup heavy cream
Nonstick cooking spray
1 bar (4-oz) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
1 stick unsalted butter
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup cake flour
To make the centers:
Melt chocolate in cream in the top of a double boiler. Whisk gently to blend well. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Form mixture into 6 balls.
To make the cakes:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 6 4-ounce custard cups with the nonstick cooking spray. Melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler. Whisk the mixture gently to blend. With an electric mixer, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high for 5 minutes. Fold the chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture until combined. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared custard cups. Place a chocolate ball center in the center of each custard cup of batter. Bake 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Let stand 5 minutes before inverting onto dessert plate. Remove custard cups.
Photo: H. LaCorte /  Author: Linda Wilson